Check out the comparison of New Maruti Wagon R against its rivals New Hyundai Santro, Maruti Celerio, Tata Tiago and Datsun Go.
The old workhorse of the Maruti, i.e. Wagon R is now out in the market for sale in an entirely new avatar. As compared to its predecessor, this New Wagon R is extra big with a longer wheelbase along with the option of the 1.2-litre K-series engine. However, Hyundai has also roused the Santro in India, which vehement the competition in the hatchback segment.
Gone are the days when the hatchback segment had just two close rivals — Maruti Wagon R and Hyundai Santro. Currently, the domestic auto-market also has some other calibrating cars like Tata Tiago, Datsun Go, and Maruti Celerio, existing in the hatchback segment. Let’s compare these popular hatchbacks of India — New Maruti Wagon R, Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago, Datsun Go and Maruti Celerio, and understand which car is reasonably good when dimensions, engine power and prices are compared.
|New Wagon R||Hyundai Santro||Maruti Celerio||Tata Tiago||Datsun Go|
|Length||3655 mm||3610 mm||3695 mm||3746 mm||3788 mm|
|Width||1620 mm||1645 mm||1600 mm||1647 mm||1636 mm|
|Height||1675 mm||1560 mm||1560 mm||1535 mm||1507 mm|
|Wheelbase||2435 mm||2400 mm||2425 mm||2400 mm||2450 mm|
When New Wagon R, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Celerio, Tata Tiago and Datsun Go are compared:
- Longest is Datsun Go
- Widest is Tata Tiago
- Tallest is New Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
- Longest wheelbase is of Datsun Go
When the new avatar of Wagon R is compared with the old version one, the new version is dimensionally bigger but when compared with the other competing cars in the race, it is not the biggest one. One thing that the Wagon R maintained is its tallboy charm as it still has the title of being the tallest one.
Overall, the dimensions comparison concluded that the biggest car in the clump of cars, in two aspects, i.e. length and wheelbase, is the Datsun Go. However, Hyundai Santro is wider but the Wagon R in comparison to Hyundai is taller and longer.
|Petrol||2019 WagonR||Hyundai Santro||Maruti Celerio||Tata Tiago||Datsun Go|
|Capacity||1.0L / 1.2L||1.1L||1.0L||1.2L||1.2L|
|Power||68PS / 83PS||69PS||68PS||85PS||68PS|
|No. of Cylinders||3 / 4||4||3||3||3|
|Torque||90Nm / 113Nm||99Nm||90Nm||114Nm||104Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed MT / AMT||5-Speed MT / AMT||5-Speed MT / AMT||5-Speed MT / AMT||5-Speed MT|
If you compare the engine power of all the five cars — New Maruti Wagon R 2019, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Celerio, Tata Tiago and Datsun Go — the Tata Tiago is the most powerful one.
|CARS (PETROL ONLY)||PRICES (EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI)|
|Hyundai Santro||Rs 3.89 lakh-Rs 5.46 lakh|
|Tata Tiago||Rs 3.39 lakh-Rs 5.64 lakh|
|Datsun GO||Rs 3.29 lakh – Rs 4.89 lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Celerio||Rs 4.21 lakh-Rs 5.40 lakh|
|Wagon R 2019||Rs 4.19 lakh – Rs 5.69 lakh|
It is clearly evident that the Datsun Go is the thriftiest car in the gang and is also the most armed one, especially when it comes to the safety front. Even the Tiago gives a tough competition when it comes to the price part and offered features. Maruti Celerio, however, seems to be a bit overrated car amongst all as it has got comparatively lesser features and is offered at a higher price tag than its rivals.